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'Happy Days' Actor Tom Bosley Dies

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Oct 19, 2010 | 9:30am EDT

ALT TEXTTom Bosley, famous for his depiction of Mr. Cunningham in Happy Days, died today. He was 83.

TMZ reports a representative of Bosley's family said he "died of natural causes or specifically, from a brief battle with lung cancer." The website also reports that Bosley had been fighting a staph infection.

Bosley's career was impressive. He won a Tony Award for his breakout role as New York City mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in the Broadway musical Fiorello! in 1959. In 1974, he took his role as Mr. Cunningham. Following his Happy Days stint, he worked as a voice actor and took numerous small roles throughout the years, including the '80s cartoon The World of David the Gnome. His most recent credit was a small role 2010's The Back-Up Plan. And to top it off, TV Guide ranked him number 9 on their "Top TV Dads of All Time" list.

Mr. Bosley, you will be missed.

Source: TMZ

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